Accreditations, Memberships and Awards
We are a founding member of EnglishUK (previously known as ARELS) and have been continuously certified ever since the very first inspection scheme started in 1957. We are regularly inspected by the British Council and by the Independent Schools Inspectorate. We are also members of Quality English and IALC – both of them international organisations which guarantee quality and standards.
Our London centres are independently accredited.
The London School of English, Holland Park Gardens
Our accreditations and memberships are listed below.
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The British Council
The London School of English is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English as a foreign language. To earn accreditation, the school follow strict regulations relating to school buildings and facilities, teacher qualifications, teaching quality, administration and welfare. We are regularly visited by their inspectors.
After our most recent inspection the British Council summarised their report as follows:
The British Council inspected and accredited The London School of English in June 2019. The Accreditation Scheme assesses the standards of management, resources and premises, teaching, welfare, and safeguarding under 18s and accredits organisations which meet the overall standard in each area inspected
(see www.britishcouncil.org/educati... for details).
This large private language school offers courses in general, academic and professional English for adults (18+) and for closed groups of adults (18+).
Strengths were noted in the areas of strategic and quality management, staff management, student administration, publicity, premises and facilities, learning resources, academic staff profile, academic management, course design, learner management, teaching, care of students, accommodation, and leisure opportunities. The inspection report stated that the organisation met the standards of the Scheme.
We are approved providers of Bildungsurlaub English language courses in the following regions. Find the documents for each region here.
The London School of English is a founding member of EnglishUK, (previousy known as ARELS - the Association of Recognised English Language Services) - and follows the EnglishUK Code of Practice.
Click here to visit the EnglishUK website.
Quality English is a quality brand for leading independent English language schools. QE English language schools provide high-quality English language training in English-speaking countries. Run by directors and staff who care about education and the individual needs of their students, QE schools offer a high level of personal service and individual attention. For business, career or leisure, QE independent English language schools offer the very best of English language training.
For further information, visit the Quality English website.
International Association of Language Centres
The International Association of Language Centres is a network of private, independent language schools that specialise in teaching the language of their country. The IALC network includes some of the leading private language centres in the world and is growing steadily. The IALC Quality Scheme and Code of Ethics make sure that IALC schools are among the most professional and successful in their field.
Visit the IALC website.
All parts of The London School Group, including The London School of English, The London School of International Communication and London School Online, are certified according to the most recent ISO 9001: 2015 standard. The ISO scheme is a test of our Quality Management Systems and checks that we have good systems in place to ensure that we work efficiently and continue to improve to the benefit of everyone connected to the business. The ISO scheme is recognised globally and should offer reassurance that we run our business professionally.
We're Good to Go and Safe Travels
Our Holland Park Gardens centre in London has been awarded the "We're Good To Go" and "Safe Travels" standards. This is the official mark to signal that we:
- Follow Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines
- Have a process in place to maintain cleanliness and social distancing.
Centre of Excellence
We have been an El Gazette Centre of Excellence since the inception of the award in 2008.
Executive Program Award
We are the proud winners of the UED Agency Award in the Executive Program Provider category! Find out more about our award-winning Business English courses.
Japan Best School Awards Special Edition
Our Learn English Online, Virtual Groups courses, have been awarded a prestigious 'Japan Best School Awards Special Edition' certificate by the Journal of Study Abroad, Ryugaku Journal. Find out more about our award winning Virtual Groups courses
Why study at The London School of English?
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